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University of Texas System Austin Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • good leadership, good work life balance, good salary (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, comp time, and retirement (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no succession planning or career path because many people are content to hang out and wait for retirement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "State Employee Syndrome runs rampant with middle management."

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Austin, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Casual atmosphere
    Great location
    The job itself is very satisfying
    Can be very creative and inspiring

    Cons

    Horrible pay-far below average, no living wage increases, etc (but the football coach gets $5 mil)
    Long hours
    Incompetent and absent management
    Antiquated processes
    Very unorganized throughout the whole organization
    It's impossible to get fired so there are a lot of people that barely do their job
    Efficiency is not a concern with any department
    Everything moves very, very slow
    Very challenging to move up because middle management will never leave their positions because they can get away with doing NOTHING
    Too many politics
    The faculty are impossible to work with, especially if they have tenure

    Advice to Management

    There really needs to be a complete overhaul to the culture of the organization and management needs to step it up and start managing. Maybe if they just showed up to work once in awhile, they might know what is actually going on.


  2. "Fragmented Vision"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Austin, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are agreeable enough, and the opportunities to develop are sometimes worth the disparity in pay. Working for an institution with a distinguished background is also a plus.

    Cons

    Poor vision for the University. There should be a more clearly defined direction for the university to move forward and to advance the state system such that they no longer have to worry about keeping up with the University of California systems

    Advice to Management

    Merit only raises are not acceptable, and catering to the diva like tendencies of administrators and tenured staff rely serve to obstruct the university from operating in a more fluid manner

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Information Systems"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great job in a great work environment. Paid Tuition and other perks definitely give this job some intangible value.

    Cons

    When the economy is in a recession, the University is prone to budget cuts and other setbacks which may make it unstable as far as work is concerned.

    Advice to Management

    Hallejluah, a little revival. Amen to love. Management at UT is a combination of good and bad, Hence, it's completely luck if you get a good one or bad one.


  4. "Ok to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and a relaxed working environment

    Cons

    Pay is poor and the position requires a lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to learn how to manage others and correctly manage a project. The management is very poor and needs work.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Flexibility and mission."

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    Current Employee - Director of Strategic Design Management in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Strategic Design Management in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment. Flexible. Great staff.

    Cons

    Non competitive salary. Byzantine organization.

    Advice to Management

    Clarity of direction and strategy.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IC2 is a For Profit group, Poor Decision makers in real business"

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    Former Employee - Contract Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Contract Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great global opportunities to work with new innovations

    Cons

    Decision makers have no knowledge of real world innovation and how real world works. Lead Professors only academic and live to keep their jobs, not to help getting innovations on market. No knowledge of financial costs or real world expenses. They also take advantage of emerging market governments contracting with them to aid commercialization, when only teaching them academia outside of classroom giving them opportunities to travel all over the world at other country's expense but never getting products on market. They overkill analysis, as they get paid for paper work. So country is charged thousands for analysis, when 5 min of common sense for free, was all that was necessary. They also use students (for cheap student pricing) instead of experienced graduates of their own program who could really help companies, because they want to keep money for their own needs more than help emerging country.

    POOR LEADERSHIP. POOR MISSION AND GOALS. TALKING THE TALK BUT CAN"T AND DON"T WANT TO WALK THE MILE TO DO IT.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out old Fellows who just write policy....and get true people knowledgeable in 2010 innovation in their. Get rid of politics. Sell value of your Graduates...not your soul for international travel.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great place if you can handle an overabundance of directionless management."

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a large degree of flexibility in both home life and professional development. I enjoy the relaxed environment. You also get good benefits and free bus use.

    Cons

    Limited career development opportunities. Many departments are very heavy on middle management, but most of these positions are superfluous and are not refilled when the person occupying them leaves.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better middle managers. You do not need to be the most knowledgeable in a field to be a good manager, but I cannot for the life of me understand how much time spent at UT or a graduate degree in an unrelated field will eclipse experience here.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Relaxed environment but you'll have to put up with quite a few incompetent staff members."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very casual. Relaxed with your work schedule. Friendly and youthful demographic

    Cons

    Lots of older staff who refuse to learn new technology and hinder the growth of the departments

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of staff who are BSing their way through their job. There could be someone out there who could easily do their job and another with no problems.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Generally Good"

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Austin-- such a wonderful place to live, this is probably far and away the most convincing reason.
    World Class Faculty-- not just a tag line, UT has the funds to attract the very best.
    Reasonable compensation scheme.

    Cons

    Funding Issues-- it seems that they continue to face funding issues and choose to bundle money to attract big name scholars instead of keeping staff.
    Benefits are not that great.

    Advice to Management

    Make choices that prioritize staff, there are thousands of us and hiring one or two senior faculty members should not be done at the cost of many many staff jobs. Great staff are part of what makes UT great.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "UT-Austin the good, bad and..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers
    Laid-back environment
    Less stressful, less peer pressure
    Center of happenings at Austin and reasonable compensation with good benefits

    Cons

    May not get satisfactory recognition of your good work. Hard to excel in this big school with ~30000 employes.
    Salary is lower than many other schools

    Advice to Management

    Please provide compettive salary and improve work environment by rewarding people


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